A road in south-east London was evacuated on Saturday after builders uncovered what they suspected to be an unexploded bomb.
Officers issued a 150-metre evacuation order around John Stainer Community Primary School in St Asaph Road, Brockley, where the object was found.
Edward Burkin witnessed the incident and told The Independent that three squad cars and seven officers arrived within five minutes of the suspected bomb discovery.
Burkin said that a bomb disposal unit were unable to say whether the object was an unexploded WW2 bomb, but confirmed that the object was not dangerous.
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As the investigation showed that the bomb was not live and therefore did not pose as a threat, the road was opened again after about half an hour.